Creating Interactive Art About Pandemics
- Matt Adams
Date : Sun May 09 2021
Time : 14:00:00 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
In 2018 Blast Theory were the first artists-in-residence at the World Health Organization in Geneva. A Cluster of 17 Cases is inspired by the stories of the 17 unsuspecting people who stayed on the 9th floor of the Metropole Hotel in Hong Kong on the night of Feb 21, 2003. These 17 people were subsequently identified as spreading the SARS virus to at least 546 people around the globe.
As part of their residency, they made three trips to interview key staff at the Strategic Health Operations Centre (SHOC), which monitors epidemics and pandemics across the world and coordinates international collaboration in response. They explored how epidemiologists studied the movements of each of the guests in the Metropole Hotel that night; even conducting tests to trace airflow between rooms.
In this Masterclass, the director of Blast Theory, Matt Adams will take you behind-the-scenes to explore the process of making an interactive exhibit inspired by the events that occurred in Metropole Hotel on that fateful night.